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Houston Texans News: October 22, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, October 22, 2015

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Houston Texans News

Texans look to stack victories after win last week | Sports - WPTZ Home
HOUSTON -- Heading into Sunday's road game against the Miami Dolphins, the Houston Texans expressed hope that a 31-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars could provide a kick-start to their losing season.

Texans-Dolphins Preview | FOX Sports
Texans-Dolphins Preview.

Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney did not practice Wednesday -
Texans' Jadeveon Clowney: Clowney did not practice Wednesday.

Texans rule out Cecil Shorts, Kareem Jackson for the week | ProFootballTalk
It's not often that you see teams jump right to ruling players out on the first practice day of the week, but the Texans saw no reason to wait around for three members of their roster.

Texans Quotes: October 21
Texans players and coaches spoke to the media on Thursday.

Nebraska, LSU among college connections between Texans and Dolphins
A look at the college connections between Miami and Houston.

Breakfast: Hometown Huddle brings smiles to Texans, Special Olympics athletes
The Texans rookie class, had a blast teaching (and getting shown up by) 100 Special Olympics athletes at the Hometown Huddle Football Camp Tuesday morning at the Houston Texans YMCA.

Former Raven Steven Means added to the Texans practice squad - Baltimore Beatdown
The promising pass rusher hopes to have the opportunity to make an impact on his new team...

Around the League

Mario Williams doesn't like what Rex Ryan did to the Bills defense, and he's right -
Two of Buffalo's best defensive players have publicly complained about the scheme. They've got a point, says retired NFL defensive end Stephen White.

The NFL's rookie receivers can't hold a candle to last year's class -
After a dazzling rookie class last year, this year's group of first-year pass catchers just isn't living up to the hype.

NFL picks 2015, Week 7: Experts predict the NFC East's turmoil to continue -
If our panel is right, we'll once again have a new leader against the most unpredictable (and not in a complimentary way) division in football.

Richard Sherman joins chorus of NFL players who hate 'Thursday Night Football' -
Richard Sherman joins a list of players, including Arian Foster and Jon Beason, who have called the NFL hypocritical for "Thursday Night Football."

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Trent Thornton heads excellent Tri-City ValleyCats rotation in 2015 - The Crawfish Boxes
The ValleyCats had an excellent pitching staff in 2015, with all manner of sexy ERAs and WHIPs floating around in the locker room. Who was the best?

Weird Rockets Video of the Week: Mad Max and Jerry Seinfeld. Seriously. - The Dream Shake
No, seriously. This is for real.

Reports: Texas agrees to 15-year shoe/apparel contract with Nike - Burnt Orange Nation
What is expected to be a record-setting deal will keep the Horns wearing the swoosh for a long time.

What If Baker Mayfield Would Have Stayed At Texas Tech? - Viva The Matadors
Baker Mayfield.

It's Official: Mike Freeze will not return to TCU - Frogs O' War
The former linebacker, who took a 'personal leave of absence' after the Minnesota game, has announced his intentions to continue his career elsewhere.

Baylor Offense, Defensive Stats Through Week 7 - Our Daily Bears

The Hump Day Nooner: Kansas State - Barking Carnival
Welcome to The Hump Day Nooner, an intimate conversation with an unwashed internet advocate for our conference opponent of the week.

Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers: Preview, TV, Streaming, Start Time, Betting Line - Underdog Dynasty
The moment we've all been waiting for arrives Thursday night.

Houston Dash waive three players - Dynamo Theory
Dash waive Ella Masar, Brittany Bock and Jordan Jackson.

Texans vs Dolphins coverage